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VA Sued Over $17,000 Fee for Hospital-Closing Records

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The ACLU, acting on behalf of a Pittsburgh veterans group, has sued to force the Department of Veterans Affairs to…

The ACLU, acting on behalf of a Pittsburgh veterans group, has sued to force the Department of Veterans Affairs to waive a $17,000 fee it wants to charge for records related to the closing of a local VA hospital. The ACLU claims the records should be provided no charge because they fall within a Freedom of Information Act “public interest” provision. The VA said the coalition of veterans seeking the data is a “narrow, special interest” organization. (8/17/05)

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